I had posted fews days ago about my pain in my nipples. The story so far is:
1.I contacted the LC at my hospital and she prescribed me all purpose nipple cream which had anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial medicines.
2. I used this, (am still using it) and this helped me to some extend, in reducing the burning sensation that I had.
3. But the pain is still there. Specially after the feeding, i feel sharp pain (pins and needles) in my nipples.
4. I then got an appointment with another LC, who came to my house to see how I am feeding and all.. she said that the reason for my pain is the frequency of feeding. my baby cluster feeds during morning and evening times.
5. She also said that the blood vessels in my breast, near the nipple area are getting compressed and that is the reason of my pain.
Anyone here had this kind of issue? if yes what is the solution. seriously desperate here!
LC suggested that i use hot pads after every feed and see if the pain goes away. i have been trying this for past week still no luck.
I am really in pain, and feel very low. I am planning to start formula (once a day atleast) I will check with my Pediatrician before i do this though.
But if someone has faced this issue and if there is anything that can help me continue EBF... please please let me know.